UPN's "Seven Days" is the fifth series for popular television and film actor Don Franklin, who stars as a key military advisor in one of the most perilous and clandestine operations of all time.
The Chicago native began acting in grade school plays and musicals, then continued to perform in high school productions. His first professional acting job was the play "Amen Corner," by James Baldwin, which he performed at New York's Lincoln Center. He went on to star in theater productions of "The Tempest," "A Chorus Line" and "Pippin," as well as performing as a soloist and principal dancer for the Chicago Repertory Ensemble.
In 1984, Franklin won his first movie role in Sidney Poitier's "Fast Forward," about a group of Ohio dancers competing in a New York dance contest. He was later featured in the comedy "Moving," starring Richard Pryor, and played J.T. Walsh's assistant in the Hollywood satire "The Big Picture."
Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, Franklin was cast in his first television series, "Knightwatch," a crime drama about a community watch group known as the Knights of the City. He went on to star with Dennis Franz in the Las Vegas crime series "Nasty Boys" before playing a Pony Express riding cowboy for two seasons in "Young Riders." He may be best remembered for his role as the ship commander, Jonathan Ford, in "SeaQuest DSV," a series he starred in for three seasons opposite Roy Scheider.
Franklin played a heroic firefighter in the science fiction miniseries "Asteroid," and a detective in the movie "Fighting For Justice: The Nancy Conn Story." He had a recurring role as a computer game mogul wooing Kim Fields in "Living Single" and also guest-starred on "For Your Love"; "Moesha"; "Chicago Hope"; and "Outer Limits."
When he's not working, Franklin enjoys travelling, taking language classes and script writing. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
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